Rena Leizerman     
The Law Firm for Truck Safety           
3450 Central Avenue
Suite 328
Toledo, OH 43606
 (419) 243-1010      
Licensed in:  OH, IL

Law school: Washington University in St. Louis, 2000, Order of the Coif
Undergraduate degree:  Washington University, St. Louis, 1995, with honors in Philosophy
Trucking specific organizations and leadership positions and awards:
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
          Board of Regents (2016)
AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, Board Member, Special Projects (2015-16), Chair, Amicus
Committee (2014-15); Broker Liability Committee (2013-14)
Law Organizations and leadership and awards:
American Association for Justice
American Civil Liberties Union, Northwest OH Chapter
          Board Member (2014)
Ohio Association for Justice
Toledo Bar Association 
Toledo Women’s Bar Association
Notable Results:
  • Defeated a petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Obtained the first punitive damage verdict against a shipping broker for negligent hiring
Additional Information:
In addition to concentrating her practice to trial and appellate litigation in the area of serious personal injury and wrongful death involving truck collisions, Ms. Leizerman also teaches an advanced doctrinal seminar in trucking law and practice at the University of Toledo School of Law.  Ms. Leizerman also educates lawyers across the country about trucking litigation, including regarding broker and shipper liability, federal preemption issues, and the intricacies of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, as well as about how to find all of the potential defendants in the transportation cycle.  Her recent publications include, “Cause” vs. “Condition”: It May Make or Break Your Trucking Case, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter (Winter 2016); Current and Emerging Issues in Trucking Litigation, AAJ Conference Paper (March 2014); What If The MCS-90 Endorsement Isn’t Attached?, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter (Fall 2013); Liability of Brokers and Shippers for Negligent Hiring, Litigating Truck Accident Cases (West 2011).
Prior to joining EJ Leizerman & Associates seven ye ars ago, Ms. Leizerman practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for eight years. She also served as a law clerk for Hon. Mark Filip of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. 
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